This year, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has recognized Dr. Mohammad Alrawashdeh from the Faculty of Nursing, Jordan University of Science & Technology, with the Star Research Achievement Award during his participation in the Annual Meeting of the Society for Critical Care Medicine, Orlando, Florida, 2020.
Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) awards and grants program promotes excellence in teaching and research with the goal of improved care of critically ill and injured patients. Awards are given annually to critical care practitioners and other healthcare practitioners who demonstrate dedication and innovation to the field of critical care and/or to the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Receipt of the SCCM Star Research Achievement Award is based on abstract scores. Dr. Alrawashdeh has received the award for his accepted abstract: Epidemiology, Outcomes, And Trends Of Sepsis In Patients With Opioid Use Disorders In U.S. Hospitals. For their research, the investigators analyzed more than 6.7 million hospital records between 2009 and 2015.
The results of the study suggested that OUD disproportionately contributes to sepsis deaths in younger, healthier patients. These findings underscore the importance of ongoing efforts to address the opioid epidemic in the United States, according to researcher Mohammad Alrawashdeh, PhD, MSN, a postdoctoral research fellow with Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston.
Source: Alrawashdeh M et al. Crit Care Med. 2020 Jan;48(1):28. Abstract 56.